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How we developed a simple user research library at Ofsted

A screenshot of the User research library welcome page. Welcome to the Ofsted user research library This site contains all the user research conducted at Ofsted from 2017 onwards. Please ensure you update the Catalogue with links to where your files are stored on this site. Please do not delete, move or rename any existing files/folders. This site enables secure sharing of Ofsted documents with external organisations. Therefore, please ensure materials you store are here and adequately anonymised. If you have any questions, please contact

Many departments across government are exploring questions of how they capture, organise, and share their research learning, with some departments recruiting digital librarians to build repositories. Here, Salma Patel shares a smaller scale solution she developed to meet the immediate needs in Ofsted.

Building your user research career: Trialling a “workshop in a box”

A poster from Services week 2020 that says 'Build your user research career workshop'

One issue the User Research community is exploring is how to help user researchers manage their careers. In this blog, Marium Ladha, User Researcher at DfT outlines a career development workshop she recently ran for user researchers, and shares some resources you can use.